caustic potash
noun Date: 1839 potassium hydroxide

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  • Caustic potash — Caustic Caus tic, Caustical Caus tic*al, a. [L. caustucs, Ge. ?, fr. ? to burn. Cf. {Calm}, {Ink}.] 1. Capable of destroying the texture of anything or eating away its substance by chemical action; burning; corrosive; searing. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caustic potash — Potash Pot ash , n. [Pot + ash.] (Chem.) (a) The hydroxide of potassium hydrate, a hard white brittle substance, {KOH}, having strong caustic and alkaline properties; hence called also {caustic potash}. (b) The impure potassium carbonate obtained …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caustic potash — n. POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE * * *       potassium hydroxide, a potassium salt that readily dissolves in water to form a strongly alkaline and corrosive solution (see potassium). * * * …   Universalium

  • caustic potash — n POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE …   Medical dictionary

  • caustic potash — n. POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE …   English World dictionary

  • caustic potash — Potassa Po*tas sa, n. [NL., fr. E. potash.] (Chem.) (a) Potassium oxide. [Obs.] (b) Potassium hydroxide, commonly called {caustic potash}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caustic potash — /kɒstɪk ˈpɒtæʃ/ (say kostik potash) noun potassium hydroxide, KOH …   Australian English dictionary

  • caustic potash — noun a potassium compound often used in agriculture and industry • Syn: ↑potash, ↑potassium hydroxide • Hypernyms: ↑hydroxide, ↑hydrated oxide, ↑lye …   Useful english dictionary

  • caustic potash. — See potassium hydroxide. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • caustic potash — noun Potassium hydroxide …   Wiktionary

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